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government forces say they've crossed the resistance and colonel gadhafi is former stronghold after weeks of government shelling left dozens dead and many more displaced. the syrian rebels claim they've taken the country's second city of aleppo the major offensive came as damascus agreed to a cease fire for the muslim holiday. time to those opposing the iranian regime that's a new t.v. station launches questions over free speech. to press t.v. was shot in the u.k. .
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international news incoming live from the new center here in moscow this is libya's government forces claim they have taken control of the opposition stronghold bani walid but say pockets of resistance still remain that's after a week's long deadly assault with reports of dozens of residents in the besieged city being killed by government shelling. as the details. we continue to receive these conflicting reports from our sources on the ground we're hearing about the army is actually withdrawing from the city or though we are hearing of wide scale killings from the government sources they say that the system has fallen and we continue to receive verified video footage as well as reports of wide scale killings of indiscriminate shelling and also the use of poisonous gas some of the photos and video we've been receiving show dismembered bodies children who've been
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killed and some of that footage is coming from television that has been broadcasting these visuals almost nonstop there is still a question mark over whether or not chemical weaponry has been used doctors at the scene do report that many of the patients they were treating are suffering from toxic gas inhalation and certainly hearing the same kind of thing i would but again we are receiving unconfident reports that many of the shells are being fired with gas inside them as of yet we cannot independently verify those so far it has been going on now for the better part of three weeks and in that time all communication in and outside the city has been hampered it took us several days to make contact with people inside the besieged city they told us that these army forces were manning the increases and exits to and from bani walid this despite the fact that thousands of people have fled to neighboring sites and refugee camps we have managed to make contact with and he's asked us to hide his identity because he is afraid for his family who are still inside. he tells out that the army is pushing
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back you also says quite alarmingly that he hasn't heard from his family for several days and he's incredibly fearful as to their fate the militias. the fighters. from the from the from the city the. people control. the militias. it doesn't have an ego to. just remember people. on the first. i think about. from the militias. to be. six hundred it from
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the militias. on the streets of the middle of the city told me ever since the violence started some three weeks ago residents of bani walid has been appealing to the international community for assistance moscow took up the score by drafting a statement that it put forward to the united nations security council earlier this week but that was blocked by the united states prompting a response from moscow saying that a found as odd and strange in that context understand why such a statement had not been approved it's also cause many an international community to accuse both washington and others of double standards you need to remember it wasn't so long ago that russia and china were blamed for voting against resolutions in libya and now the question is being asked why when moscow puts forward for calling for assistance in binding while it is this being stopped by washington and that is managed to make contact with an eyewitness in the city she says militias are carrying up mass killings of civilians continue to call on the international
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community to help. these are not governmental forces there militias and armed gangsters surrounding bani walid without any legitimacy the media is prohibited from reporting on what's happening in the city the situation is horrible crimes are committed communications were deliberately cut in order for these gangsters to prevent any person from communicating what's really happening there bulldozing houses they're setting houses on fire stealing everything they find moreover they committed. secures killing as many people as they occurred people here in bani walid want to return to their homes they see their cities totally destroyed nevertheless they want to go back and live in the wreckage they refused to be driven out of the city secondly they request our humanitarian organizations including the u.n. to come to bani walid and see the destruction for themselves and see the devastation we need immediate aid we need them and tearing assistance urgently. but the siege on the killings in but it will either been ignored by the international
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community especially by those states who back to the uprising that toppled gadhafi author and journalist clark neil clark i spoke to a little earlier on r.t. he says the u.s. and its allies have used an absurd and abused sorry i should say have used and abused libya let's think back to every twenty eleven we couldn't because newspaper in the u.k. or us or put on the b.b.c. or c.n.n. without hearing about what was going on in libya a humanitarian disaster we're told colonel gadhafi forces were killing lots of people there we're going to have a massive massacre in benghazi and because of that we went to war that that was a reasonable war and today the situation earlier is much worse you got a humanitarian catastrophe taken place the number of people killed since needing to be has gone up but by between ten and twenty times we've got massacres going on at the moment and their silence complete silence here in the u.k. and in the us mr internationally very good obviously they've been talking about the number of detentions look taking place there and the new regime but of course the western powers are interested they got what they want what they wanted they got rid
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of gadhafi they've got a pro western government in power now in tripoli they've taken control of the oil industry this privatization western corporations really you know they don't really give a toss to be honest about what's going on about about the human rights abuses the fact that demonstrations are banned throughout the country it's time to move on on to syria of course. well the syrian army has agreed to halt military operations from friday morning until monday afford a truce as part of a proposed cease fire between government forces and the rebels for the muslim holiday of ied however the army's reserving the right to respond after some but it simply stated that continue fighting despite the government announcement syrian rebels are claiming they've made crucial advances in aleppo and controlling the majority of the city and expanding an official michael maloof is skeptical that this latest ceasefire will be effective. the government is prepared to have a cease fire but it takes two to tango as it as it were and i don't know that the
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opposition is prepared to to to stand down and i think they they feel that the government will then take advantage of the cease fire to realign troops and put in artillery so i think that they're going to be reluctant to do that there are terror attacks going on in syria a lot of the opposition is coming from outside forces and more radical elements of joint so syria is being subject to outside terrorist attacks and it's going to go on and unfortunately the united states is backing this as well as turkey and and i think that the united states really doesn't have a clear policy on toward toward. the side except to get him out but then the question is what men then what are you going to have after that and if aleppo falls that could begin to raise additional problems and could cause a major spread and isolate the regime on the one hand i've talked to people in lebanon for example who said that hezbollah will attack even israel if aleppo falls
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simply because of the assistance that the israelis have been giving to the opposition so i would be skeptical that such a cease fire not only could go into effect but that it could even hold. sudan. threatened return ation over an alleged deadly israeli airstrike on enormous factory in khartoum one of the refused to comment on reports that four of its fighter jets carried out an air raid on a plant providing rockets to gaza foreign policy expert wrote nyman he says potentially a major crime has been committed. if the you know the sudanese allegations are true this is a flagrant violation of international law and. are not a were it you can't bomb a factory so they want everybody has the right to defend themselves within the confines of international law israel and other countries including the united
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states doesn't have the right to go around bombing other people's countries saying that it's in self defense we don't even know what was going on in this factory of conventional weapons was it something you know sudanese say was conventional weapons was. intended for hamas in gaza you know it's really forces are suggesting or did it have nothing to do with gaza at all we don't want to live in a world where one country can unilaterally make these claims doesn't have to provide any evidence and then can carry out military action on that basis israel has the experience is that they should be pursuing diplomatic channels not unilateral military action. iranians living in europe get a new television channel as rock hard t.v. goes on the air but will it be able to make up for the nineteen iranian state run t.v. and radio stations that were banned in the e.u. earlier this month reports surely. there's a bomb or
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a romney clash over foreign policy the defense department's worried an attack on the scale of nine eleven could be repeated online those stories and plenty of others coming your way after a short break. no one should be proud. of scrap metal littering pristine arctic landscape buildings still to know where their foundation pipes are being black smoke over the snow covered peaks the traces of the soviet industrial activity on the pittsburgh an archipelago. don't make a pretty picture the guiding principle here is the worst the better that can do nine hundred eighty s. daryn's work was a burgeoning mining community union was determined to maintain at all costs. half way between north america and western europe bergen archipelago is part of norway but
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a special status that allows other countries to set up industrial bases here in the middle of the cold war it served as the useless hours westernmost outpost now it's one of the soviet union's last preserved relics. is essentially a picture of what would have happened to the soviet union if it was cut off from any financial support for two decades is a curious site for western tourists and i think it could be even more appealing for russian travellers the local administration is increasingly under pressure to bring the infrastructure up to more than standards if these modernization efforts are not very popular with tourists if you come into a very authentic place like. it should stay the way it is that would be my wish i mean that's the part of the let you know authentic tradition here. i should not i would not like to have it in a shiny condition to be honest the time to change even for the better is not always good for business something that even
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a local band has become attuned to when they try to add morning russian songs to the repertoire of the audience called all they wanted to hear it was a song comfortably familiar. which brightened. soon from funds to. stocks on t.v. dot com. the
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news continues here on r.t. a new t.v. station is going on there in london today aiming to give a platform to the voices of those in the opposition to the current leadership of iran this comes just after over a week after a nineteen state run iranian t.v. and radio stations including the english language press t.v. were banned in the e.u.
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. as more. today in london we went to the launch of a brand new and very different iranian news channel this studio belongs to t.v. now from foss the rocket translates to freedom and that could give an indication of the political agenda behind the new t.v. station in fact its founder is so very opposed to the current government that he says that he wants to help the rainy and people to capitated the current regime denies having any financial backing or any seal of approval from international organizations or western governments cannot believe. the british government back. to the regime can be a t.v. for the change of dictatorship. they want to put this regime on the news in fact the very emergence of
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a new oppositional iranian television channel in britain teamed with the involuntary departure of press t.v. from the u.k. that's led some to question whether the brits with all their love of trumpeting free speech and balance by doing so very selectively obviously britain press t.v. very early on the first country in the world that. television news channel there are only. a propaganda channel as it were the one percent does no one in iran even those opposed to. even those opposed presumably do that islamic theocracy. would support this out of the t.v. its founders say that they're inspired by events like the arab spring and television channels like al-jazeera and al-arabiya in fact they say that unlike in libya and afghanistan they want to promote political change from within and it looks like perhaps because of their oppositional political agenda nobody here is
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stopping them. london. an independent scotland could leave the u.k. exposed and vulnerable let's bring the blues a major part of its nuclear deterrent if edinburgh manages to go it alone and break away from the u.k. find out the latest on london's atomic on our website. also a lot of the moment canadian customers may soon see cigarette like warning labels on everyday food products such as pizza or fizzy drinks that's the way doctors in ontario want to fight beat national obesity epidemic. those stories and others at r.t. dot com at the moment now with less than two weeks before the americans choose their president obama and romney are scrambling to secure a crucial last minute votes in their final t.v. debate they outline their foreign policy goals which for both include pressure on iran and strengthening the u.s. military however the pentagon believes it's cyber crime that's the biggest threat
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now as part of our special election coverage. brings you the details. america's military invasions interventions and targeted attacks have traditionally been deployed on the battlefield yet today a significant shift in technology has created a brand new terrain for warfare the internet which most people use for communication research and entertainment is being dubbed the battlefield of the future in an era of hackers and viruses computers are something of a weapon in the emerging world of cyber war a virtual world where military strikes are invisible and everyone online remains vulnerable earlier this month u.s. defense secretary leon panetta warned that america faces the possibility of a cyber pearl harbor if online security is ensuring things the even greater danger facing us in cyberspace goes beyond crime and it goes beyond harassment.
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cyber attacks. perpetrated by nation states or violent extremist groups could be as destructive as the terrorist attack on nine eleven while the pentagon is looking to expand washington's ability to respond to cyber attacks. it's also developing procedures that allow frontline troops to have a new generation of cyber weapons at their fingertips and the army's cyber effects request format otherwise known as surf is a system that allows combatants to request cyber fire operations from the u.s. cyber command some operations could include infiltrating an unclassified network inside of a ground force headquarters to disrupt their communications what the military is trying to do now is to embed computer experts when you're dealing for example with
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counterinsurgency you want people who know how to do forensic work on a laptop if you capture somebody how to dump his cell phone how to prevent your drone your backpack drone from being interfered with i mean nearly everything even down to the to the squad level in the platoon level is starting to have hacker encounter hacker issues but it's not only tactical implementation that the u.s. is looking at allegations have emerged that washington has already launched its first offensive strike in two thousand and ten the first weapon to be made entirely out of code targeted he runs a nuclear program a computer virus known as stuxnet infected tehran's enrichment facilities with the capability to turn up the pressure inside iran's nuclear reactors or switch off the oil pipelines and tell the system operators that everything was normal the attack destroyed nearly one thousand of iran's six thousand centrifuges according to
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reports the virus was a joint collaboration between the us and israel more destructive things experts however warned that washington. growing involvement in cyber warfare could come back to haunt the u.s. it's a double edged sword what you use against your enemy is of eventually going to work its way back to you everybody is looking for deniability if you send in stocks or flame or any of the other variants it's the only one they can prove who did it or how you did it you can do so you were really shocked this is happening this soft power dimension to new u.s. policies in the digital world is reflected in its desire to win hearts and minds of the online community last year the u.s. spent nearly twenty million dollars to help foreign citizens access online material and social media meanwhile the u.s. government is working hard to spy on internet communications not just on its own citizens but foreign nationals as well america's largest overseas eavesdropping
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base is in britain and the top secret facility carries out a whole range of military diplomatic and commercial surveillance the beginning of a new global battlefield where viruses replace drones and how hers may be calm some of the highest ranking officials in the u.s. military what may still sound to some like science fiction is fast becoming a virtual reality maureen up or not i r.t. new york that's the way it is at the moment here and i'll tell you all the latest business news with katie in just a few moments. sigrid laboratory to mccurry was able to build a most sophisticated robot which fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tunes mission to teach the creation why it should care about humans in the world this is why you should care only dot com.
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you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harkin welcome to the big picture. nuclear fashionable side. radioactive fallout over government betrayal of the government. everything lauded and lauded and claude how can the truth be revealed if there's no official evidence there was
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indeed a very bright day to the service make a search who will given no problem protection and to the people of this country generally because of radio like the full. the secrets of the u.k.'s nuclear tests exclaims. if.
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i welcome to business this out of the world's second biggest budget line easy jet is about to start flying to new case aviation regulates have picked the allies of a virgin atlantic to fly between london and small scale seizing coal he's going to look at each house from the spring of two thousand and thirteen to easyjet flights a day will arrive here at most of us airport from london gatwick it will be the first time that a project carrier is operating the popular international route this is known as the decision to liberalize the skies between russia and the u.k. under a bilateral agreement to allies for each country can fly between the capitals when current rights holders british airways acquired b.m.i. earlier this year a spot on the u.k. so much to be rotation of richard branson's virgin airlines that was given to easy jet has promised to charge no more than two hundred dollars per seat for the first three years the russian aviation authority is thinking about opening up the skies
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here to foreign budget carriers but as things stand it will be a brave operator that comes here there have been two russian attempts to create no frills but both founded last year on the huge losses. as. into the markets now that we get stuck in with wall street you can see that the modest gains are actually being held right now we've got procter and gamble the top going up rallying over three percent that's often the largest consumer products company estimates we've also got europe being close to check out as well it was a mix performance just following the big news of the day coming out of the u.k. actually the economy emerging from recession in the third quarter and that was actually a complete surprise to analysts and it's been put down to the olympic games a bit of a relief that considering it such a costly of the euro that it continues to weaken against the u.s.
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dollar the most going markets closed up in the red today we have the shares of a ross nast losing almost a one percent president putin said that a representative of the board will increase the russian companies transparency russia son house rebuild some of its profits was a shim plans and now the country intends this up to only percent the railway operator russian railways and up to six the said and hope oil company rough now over the company plans to get up to ninety six billion dollars from privatization of state assets by twenty six the all right that's business more here on l.t. ways sit down with the french politician and advocate francois to talk about what troubles a face from this economy by staying in the. here with me today is
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a french politician former presidential candidate and now the head of the popular republican union here in france prosper thank you very much for being with us thank you for inviting me mr sort of not one of mr lyons complains slogans was change is now that was the most important slogan actually of the hell can pain and actually now we see lots of changes indeed here in france but unfortunately not always for the better so where is france go in right now. this situation is complicated at the moment and we'll get even more so it's not just in france but all euro zone countries look at what is happening in greece italy spain portugal arland france is somewhat better off than those in the south but the situation here is grave unemployment has surpassed the three million mark and things will continue to worsen why is this happening because our economic policy is bound to create recession cycles the central strategy is to cut government.

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